German Violinist August Wilhelmj Born On This Day in 1845 – 171 years ago [ON-THIS-DAY]

German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 171 years ago

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German violinist August Wilhelmj was born on this day in 1845 – 171 years ago.

A student of Ferdinand David, Wilhelmj was widely regarded as one of the eminent virtuosi of the early 19th Century – often billed as the ‘German Paganini‘.

He is remembered today predominantly for his famous arrangement of Bach’s ‘Air on the G String’.

IVRY GITLIS | BACH | ART ON THE G STRING (ARR. AUGUST WILHELM| RTF ORCHESTRA

 

IVRY GITLIS | BACH | ART ON THE G STRING (ARR. AUGUST WILHELM | RTF ORCHESTRA

 

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